A day after Brisbane great Allan Alfie Langer declared Adam Reynolds the Broncos’ greatest ever signing, the half-back produced a superb performance in the Eels’ 36-14 win.
Langer, one of Brisbane’s greatest halfbacks, told News Corp that Reynolds was the Broncos’ best signing in the club’s history, “I think ‘Reyno’ can lead us to another premiership in the coming years.”
Manager Kevin Walters couldn’t agree with Langer’s comments on the star signing, given his impressive turnaround at the club.
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“I’m not going to argue with him,” Walters said of Langer’s high praise for Reynolds. There have been some great acquisitions for the Broncos over time since the club’s inception.
“The change he’s made between all of us, including the coaches, has been amazing… I didn’t know it was going to happen but I’ve had a good feeling since I first met him and his family in Sydney.
“I knew right away he was the right guy for the Broncos. We had to convince Adam. I’m not sure we need to convince him, but we want him here.
“All the great teams, when you look back in the history of the game, many of them[the greatest signings of all time]have worn the number seven shirt. He’s been good to us.”
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Despite the Brisbane club securing their first play-off spot since 2019, Walters reiterated his standard claim that “we’re not talking finals”.
Now, with more games this season combined than the last two years, the future looks bright for Brisbane – but Walter believes there’s still a long way to go.
“Adam, he’s also a real person. We still have a long way to go. We are far from where we were, but we are not comfortable. It’s definitely not me and it’s not Adam’s and I know the rest of the team is uncomfortable with just this little trip. We have to do one thing – we have to continue to play well in the next few moments.
Walters added that the experience brought by the likes of Reynolds was crucial to their hopes: “We’re coming back a long way (against the NRL’s best), so we’d be fools to get where we are.” Indeed they are. We’ve been fortunate to have some great seniors on our team…where they’ve been there this year when the stakes are high and the intensity of the games is high.
“Now we’ve got players on the field in those big situations. That’s a big help for us – a lot of composure, a lot of trust between that group at the back.
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